Catalogue 79

Catalogue 79

Our latest catalogue contains a miscellany of books, photographs, autographs and manuscripts, and bookplates.

Botany is well represented, with the complete six-volume set of The Endemic Flora of Tasmania (1967-78), superbly illustrated by Margaret Stones; the Report on the Forest Resources of the Colony [of Western Australia] by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller (1879); and several books on Indigenous plant use.

Photography includes a signed copy of the first edition of David Goldblatt’s Some Afrikaners Photographed (1975), and Picasso, 1930-1935 (1936), an early monograph on Picasso, with a portrait illustration of Picasso signed on the mount by the photographer Man Ray. There are seven lots of stereographs, not least a group of 17 Australasian Stereo Views (circa 1892) by the little-known South Australian photographer Edwin C. Thomas. Other original photographs include aerial views of First World War trench warfare, early cartes de visite of Paris, an exhibition print by Charles Mountford of great Indigenous interest, and a signed portrait of Spencer Tracy.

We could go on, but why not just sit back, make yourself comfortable, and take it all in at your own pace!